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Oral Hygiene

weather: light rainshower
outside: 16.2°C
mood: curious
Prompted by a discussion with slacker_genious:

Poll #748367 Oral Hygiene

Do you brush your teeth regularly? (Every second Saturday in months that end in '-une' counts as "regularly"...)

Yes
58(93.5%)
No
2(3.2%)
Sorta (I'll comment)
2(3.2%)

Do you brush your teeth every day?

YES, OMG!!
53(85.5%)
No
7(11.3%)
Sorta (I'll comment)
2(3.2%)

How many times do you brush your teeth per day?

Mean: 1.69 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.71
0
3(4.8%)
1
19(30.6%)
2
34(54.8%)
3
6(9.7%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Do you floss less often, as often or more often than you brush?

Less often
50(82.0%)
As often
9(14.8%)
More often
2(3.3%)

Do you clean your tongue?

YES, OMG!!
35(56.5%)
No.
15(24.2%)
I'm supposed to clean my tongue?
7(11.3%)
Sorta (I'll comment).
5(8.1%)

What do you clean your teeth with?

Whatever the dentist gives me
2(3.2%)
Manual toothbrush
32(51.6%)
Electric toothbrush
11(17.7%)
A hybrid manual/electric
1(1.6%)
Special brush/system for my orthodontic gear
0(0.0%)
My keys
0(0.0%)
A screwdriver
0(0.0%)
An earring
0(0.0%)
Something else (I'll comment)
0(0.0%)

What brand/model of toothbrush do you use?

How often do you change toothbrushes or brush heads?

Every 3-4 months.
35(56.5%)
Every 6 months.
22(35.5%)
Every year.
4(6.5%)
Never. My toothbrush looks like a flower.
1(1.6%)

How often do you see a dentist?

Only if something falls off, falls out or is hurting/bleeding
12(19.4%)
Minimum every 6 months, regardless of dental coverage
14(22.6%)
Every 6 months if I have dental coverage, otherwise, whenever...
36(58.1%)

Oh, and...

Tickybox!
51(100.0%)

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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
x_dingbat_x
Jun. 15th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
i used to brush my tounge but ever since i got it peirced i would gag.
kelliem
Jun. 15th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
I usually brush my tongue but sometimes I don't if I'm in a hurry. And I tried a sonic tongue-cleaner thingy once but it tickled so much I couldn't use it.
kaseido
Jun. 15th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the "tongue - huh?" box....

I've found that telecommuting has broken my twice-a-day brushing habits: without a fixed "getting up and getting ready" routine, I may miss a morning brushing unless I notice teeth fuzzies...

Regular dental visits rock, though!
ducks
Jun. 15th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
You need something more frequent than 3-4months for changing toothbrushes! I change mine once every 2 months.
bride
Jun. 15th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Ha, oops... =D
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